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548Distributions: liability to taxU.K.
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(1)This section applies if a shareholder of the principal company of a group UK REIT receives a distribution of amounts shown in the financial statement under section 532(2)(a) (statement of group's property rental business) as—

(a)profits or gains (or both) of UK members of the group, or

(b)profits or gains (or both) of UK property rental business of non-UK members of the group.

(2)In subsection (1) the reference to the principal company includes a reference to the principal company of the post-cessation group.

(3)This section also applies if a shareholder of a company UK REIT receives a distribution in respect of profits or gains (or both) of property rental business of the company.

(4)In subsection (3) the reference to a company UK REIT includes a reference to the post-cessation company.

(5)If the shareholder is within the charge to corporation tax, the distribution is to be treated as profits of a UK property business (within the meaning given by section 205 of CTA 2009) [F1so far as the distribution is a distribution of exempt profits ] .

(6)If the shareholder is not within the charge to corporation tax, the distribution is to be treated as profits of a UK property business (within the meaning given by section 264 of ITTOIA 2005) [F2so far as the distribution is a distribution of exempt profits] .

(7)In the case of a non-UK resident shareholder, the distribution is not non-resident landlord income for the purposes of regulations under section 971 of ITA 2007 (income tax due in respect of income of non-resident landlords).

(8)See sections 973 and 974 of ITA 2007 (income tax due in respect of distributions) for provision about the deduction of sums representing income tax in relation to distributions of a kind mentioned in this section.

[F3(9)This section does not apply in relation to a distribution falling within section 549A(6) or (8) so far as the distribution is a distribution of exempt profits.

(10)For the purposes of this Chapter a distribution is a “distribution of exempt profits” so far as the distribution falls within section 550(2)(a), (aa), (c) or (d).

(11)In applying section 550 for the purposes of subsection (10) in relation to a distribution made by the principal company of a post-cessation group or by a post-cessation company—

(a)subsection (1)(a) is to be read as referring to the principal company of the post-cessation group, or (as the case may be)

(b)subsection (1)(b) is to be read as referring to the post-cessation company.]

Textual Amendments

F1Words in s. 548(5) inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 19 para. 13(2)-(4) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2013 (c. 29), Sch. 19 para. 5(2)

F2Words in s. 548(6) inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 19 para. 13(2)-(4) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2013 (c. 29), Sch. 19 para. 5(3)

F3S. 548(9)-(11) inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 19 para. 13(2)-(4) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2013 (c. 29), Sch. 19 para. 5(4)

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